Peter Molyneux, founder of Lionhead Studios and one of the company’s chief spokesmen, has been known to embellish the truth a little. So if ever there were a person for whom a parody Twitter account were guaranteed to be a success, it would be this guy.
And thus, @petermolydeux was born. But then it was shut down. And now it’s back! Just as Molyneux has a penchant for being overly assertive when it comes to whatever he’s working on, his Twitter doppelganger does the same but with a much less serious facade. The parody account was shut down for unknown reasons — probably because the handle was too close to its source’s actual name — and rebranded as @dougieddeux, a combination of Molyneux’s name and the author’s. The original account has since been reinstated.
But after all the hub-bub, Molydeux isn’t mad. Oh, no. Far from it.
These parody feeds are nothing new. Earlier this year when The Bronx Zoo’s cobra escaped, a Twitter account was created for it that was just as hilarious as it was … well, that’s pretty much all it was. But fret not, city-dwellers: the cobra’s been caught.